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Details for Benchmark: HX3122

N 38° 28.385 W 081° 49.405 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In PUTNAM county, WV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
NITRO JOHN AMOS STACK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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I've seen these stacks my whole life on every trip to grandma's

Passing through and saw these stacks from the interstate.

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photoNITRO JOHN AMOS STACKs

Found while cruising West Virginia

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We use to go on field trips to the plant when I was in elementary school. They would take us up in the towers so I guess I have kind of been right in the middle of this one before. But nowadays I just see it as I am driving by.

Even after building some new smoke stacks and buildings it's still there

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Technically, no one has found this because it is described as the center of the hole at the top of the stack which is not visible from the ground. Actually, that means it can't exist since empty space can't be a physical geographical land mark.

I am here on Red Cross duty for Hurricane Sandy and the stacks and cooling towers have helped me navigate the area. So, if everyone else claimed then so will I. Oh, is this named after the TV actor who played the elder Kunta Kinte in Roots or JJ's father on "Good Times"?

Have driven by here about 100 times. Finally logging it as a BM find.

Seen this for the past 20 years didn't know it was a benchmark.

Got off the highway between Kentucky & Maryland to investigate the cooling towers and snapped some photos. Sitting here over a week later & discovered I found a benchmark! Still standing tall...

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photoHX3122 - Nitro John Amos Stack from boat launch
photoHX3122 - Nitro John Amos Stack

We actually found this one a while back, but didn't want to log it as our first benchmark found. Now that we have one, we "rediscovered" it today.

Another pretty easy find.

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photoJohn Amos Power Plant Stack,WV

Found It

Found with RaiderRider

Still there

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Pass this one on a daily basis. Picture is taken from the Raymond City Boat Launch across the river.

can see from my house on a clear day

I hadn't knew that Amos was a bench mark either. My boyfriend (mrhuffman85) called and told me about Amos being a bench mark. He has worked there for over a year and a half now. I used to go with him into work on the weekends. We can see Amos from where we live also, so I can see this one every day.

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photoJohn Amos Power Plant Stacks

I never knew that Amos was a benchmark, we have recently built 2 new FGD stacks as you can see by some of the newer pics. The old Unit 1&2 Stack, which is the bench mark, is going to be retired, and I don't know yet if it will be destroyed yet or not, I hope not. I currently work as Document Control on the new FGD project. I see this plant everyday of the week.

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photoJohn Amos Power Plant

w/Cache Money millionaires: TBChrisPhoenix, MrHuffman85 & Scorpio_Woman!

was just there with Cache Money Millionaires: MrHuffman85, MizzKatx3 & Scorpio_Woman, so the MrHuffman85 could copy and laminate his Marine coins copies, seeing as he works there.

My wife's Father worked there for over 30yrs.

Was caching in Poca

Been by here a thousand times, took picture on the way out of town for a weekend with the family at Kings Island and the Cicy zoo.

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Found on my way back to town after exchanging a tattered flag for a new one at the "Goin' Postal" Mail and Supply Store in Teays valley on Rt 34. Great program!

All is still well with this benchmark.

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Grew up near this, before it was there. Was once a pioneer cabin museum about where this plant stands today.

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One of the first things I "found" when I came to WV for the first time. My in-laws live in sight of it so I see it all the time. I had no idea it was a benchmark!

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photoPart of the Stacks

Took picture today, lots of coal being burned! Will post pictures later.

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Ditto on hard to miss

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photophoto date 4-2-05

This one is hard to miss.

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photoHX3122 - St. Albans, WV

drove by for years.

Stacks have been here a long time, and I'm the first to log? Wow! See the attached pic. This is the John Amos Power Plant. There are two concrete stacks, and three water cooling towers. The benchmark is the center of the top of the southeast stack. This is the left stack in the picture. I was standing to the southeast across the river in Poca.

Pretty easy find...

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photoJohn Amos
The benchmark is the center of the top of the left of the two tall stacks at John Amos Power Plant

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1976 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1976 (JRS) THE STATION, NITRO JOHN E. AMOS PLANT STACK, IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE OF TWO CONCRETE STACKS THAT ARE 903 FEET TALL. THE STACKS ARE OWNED BY THE APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY, POST OFFICE BOX 4000, ST ALBANS, WEST VIRGINIA, 25177. THE REACH FROM WHERE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 64 CROSSES OVER U.S. HIGHWAY 35, NORTH OF ST ALBANS, GO NORTH ON HIGHWAY 35 FOR 2.15 MILES TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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